Tank battles and historical past will collide this month because the makers of the free-to-play sport “World of Tanks” honor the legacy of famed cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin for the 60th anniversary of his historic launch into house.
Gagarin’s historic launch on Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961 kicked off the period of human spaceflight that continues to today. To have fun, “World of Tanks” developer Wargaming has launched its “To The Stars!” occasion, which recruits Gagarin into the sport together with Vostok 1 themed goodies for gamers. The occasion launched Wednesday (April 7 ) and runs via April 19.
“To the Stars! is a two-pronged in-game occasion which can see gamers purchase Star Factors. By buying this particular type of in-game foreign money via each day missions, they themselves will get nice rewards, akin to a singular 2D model primarily based on Vostok 1 and the person himself, Yuri Gagarin, in addition to another useful objects,” reads an occasion description.” Gagarin might be an in-game commander, wearing his iconic orange flight swimsuit, who will signify the usS.R. nation.”
In images: Yuri Gagarin, first man in space
“World of Tanks” creators labored with Gagarin’s daughter, Galina Gagarina, to launch a commemorative web site for the 60th anniversary of Vostok 1. You may see that “To The Stars! website here, the place gamers can even observe their progress within the occasion.
“Yuri Gagarin proved that people can stay and function in house. His flight inspired and gave hope to all those that dreamed of this! It kickstarted the deep understanding of humanity’s function in preserving and growing our cosmic house—Earth,” Galina Gagarin mentioned in a press release. “I am completely satisfied to know that, via the millions-strong viewers of World of Tanks, the reminiscence of mankind’s first foray into house might be preserved for years to come back!”
The Wargaming/MS-1 workforce behind the cellular tank sport “World of Tanks Blitz” additionally marked Gagarin’s historic flight lately by launching a tank mannequin to the stratosphere.
The developer despatched a 1:32 scale mannequin of a modified Tier VI Cromwell B, a British tank that was used throughout Allied Second World Battle operations within the mid-1940s. A highlight reel on YouTube exhibits the tank hovering first above a snowy plain, earlier than you’ll be able to glimpse the curvature of the Earth beneath.
The 15-mile- (24-kilometer-) excessive launch was carried out to promote a brand new “cosmic taste” coming to the sport in April together with a Battle Move – known as Operation Pink Planet – that’s starring this tank mannequin. The battle move contains a number of occasions working as much as and in some instances, via the April 12 anniversary of Gagarin’s first-ever spaceflight.
For the subsequent two week, the sport guarantees a “bathe of cosmic actions,” in response to a press launch. They embrace:
- The grand return of the “Gravity Force Mode” between April 12 and April 18, together with a brand new potential that “permits tanks to leap up and function within the air,” in response to the press launch. Final yr in April, the battle sport reworked the Sea of Tranquility – the well-known touchdown web site of Apollo 11 in 1969 – this limited-time sport mod. It permits gamers to play with physics and see how tank combating can send you flying across the lunar surface.
- A “Sheridan Rocket occasion” between April 9 and 16, permitting gamers to get a Sheridan Missile Tank via performing sure actions, not but disclosed within the press launch.
“April is a conventional ‘cosmic’ month in World of Tanks Blitz, once we encourage our gamers to step out of the earthly limits and take pleasure in a very out-of-this-world expertise,” Natallia Pershyts, publishing product director of World of Tanks Blitz, mentioned in a press release. “This time, we’re treating them to a complete cluster of particular actions so everybody can discover one thing to their liking.”
“World of Tanks Blitz” is a free massively multiplayer on-line (MMO) sport obtainable on iOS, macOS, Android, Home windows 10, Steam, and Nintendo Swap.
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